‘Fulani Women More Beautiful Than Ghanaian Women’

  By Charles Takyi-Boadu It’s amazing what supposed security expert Irbard Ibrahim thinks of Ghanaian women. The young man whose very credentials in the field of security have been questioned says “Fulani women are more beautiful than Ghanaian women.” He said this when the issue of the security situation in Asante Akim Agogo came up for discussion on Accra-based Class […]

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Airline chiefs to press for cuts in air traffic control and airport charges

By Barry O’Halloran Airline chiefs such as Michael O’Leary and Willie Walsh are putting aside their rivalries to campaign for cuts in airport and air traffic control charges. A new organisation, Airlines for Europe (A4E), made up of Ryanair, Aer Lingus parent IAG, Air France-KLM, Easyjet and Lufthansa, launched in Amsterdam yesterday with a call for lower costs and more efficiency […]

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Why Rwanda keeps attracting foreign investment

By: Tendai Dube. Despite a mild ranking decline for ease of doing business, Rwanda is still making notable strides and attracting more and more foreign direct investors because of how easy one can start a business in the country. In the World Bank Group report, Doing Business 2016, Rwanda ranked 62 out of 189 economies in ease of doing business […]

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France passes bill banning “excessively Thin models”

French MPs have adopted a bill aimed at banning the use of fashion models deemed to be “excessively thin”. Models will need a doctor’s certificate that their health is “compatible with the practise of the profession”. Employers who break the law could face up to six months in jail and a €75,000 fine (£54,000, $81,000). A previous version of the […]

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S.A is now Africa’s third largest economy – CNBC Africa

(Renaissance Capital) A couple of years ago – I did a summer mash-up comparing continental, country and US state GDP.  I argued that even with a US recession in 2016, still Russia’s GDP would not exceed California’s until 2029.  This is a very preliminary update on how the EM and Frontier worlds stack up against each other and the US after […]

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Gov’t to construction Terminal 3 at Kotoka International Airport Ghana

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Construction work on the new terminal three at Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Ghana set to begin by April this year. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2016. The new terminal will be situated at the round airside stretching to the Old Fire Service area, to the Hanger area of KIA according to sources, and will have a […]

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Trading with Africa is working for South Africa, Kenya and Uganda

LAST year, to much fanfare, 26 African nations signed off on a free-trade ‘super bloc’ that seeks to improve the absurdly low levels of intra-regional trade on the continent, at the Egyptian seaside resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. In the same city at the Africa 2016 Forum last weekend, African Development Bank (AfDB) president Akinwumi Adesina painted a picture of just […]

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South Africa plans merger of national airlines

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South Africa will explore merging two of its state-owned airlines, South African Airways (SAA) and SA Express, and seek a minority equity partner for the company, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday. Many of South Africa’s 300-odd state entities are a drain on the government’s purse and a team commissioned by President Jacob Zuma to review the companies recommended […]

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Congregants flee church after the ‘devil’ appears

by Thsepo · Worshipers at a Pentecostal church sustained minor injuries after a naughty 15-year-old boy caused a stampede. The faithful bolted out of the church, falling over each other after the alleged rascal, hidden from their view, pretended to be ‘the devil’ and scared them stiff. It all began after worshipers closed their eyes and began chorusing a prayer […]

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